A. Your tank is usually in your basement, garage, or crawlspace.
Q. How Big Is My Tank?
A. Underground tanks can hold 550 to 1,000 gallons. The most common tanks hold 220 to 275 gallons of fuel, while aboveground tanks can hold up to 330 gallons. Approximate dimensions of a 275-gallon tank are 26" x 44" x 5', with 330-gallon tanks being 1' longer and 220-gallon tanks 1' shorter.
Q. How Do I Read My Gauges?
A. Look for a red floater sitting in the gauge and read the number next to it. This number will indicate how many gallons of heating oil are left in your tank.
1/8 = 35 Gallons
1/4 = 70 Gallons
3/8 = 100 Gallons
1/2 = 135 Gallons
5/8 = 160 Gallons
Call our office for a chart that will break gallons down by inches. We urge you not to let your tank fall below the 1/8 mark.
Q. How Much Will My Tank Actually Hold?
A. Even when it's full, your tank contains less fuel than if it is at full capacity. A 275-gallon tank's actual usable capacity is around 250 to 256 gallons. The rest of the space is referred to as "head space," which is essential as it allows for fuel expansion and safe filling at the time of delivery.